Friday, August 18, 2017

Retirement Satisfaction

Satisfaction With Retirement Declining

The element of health is the most important in this study and a good way to hang onto health is to stay physically active.  Tennis is your answer for both your health and for your ability to generate income in retirement.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Boomers and Frugal Retirement

Adjusting to a Frugal Retirement

Learning to live within your means is a major part of becoming comfortable financially and also preparing you for less in retirement.  If you live on credit, debt, and work your life away just to keep up then if and when retirement comes you'll be very disappointed.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Americans are putting off retirement

Putting it off

No surprise here.   Cost of items like cars, homes, and education are up while wages are stagnant.  In terms of inflation adjusted dollars most have fallen behind.

What this means is that you should reduce your expectations if you hope to retire.

Think trailer instead of beachfront condo.

Think USA travel instead of world travel.

Think eating in rather than eating out.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Never Retire

Never Retire may be the new retirement

Tennis teachers have an advantage in this.  They often love their job.  Find something you love doing and make that your retirement gig.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Retire Early

https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/04/02/3-reasons-to-retire-as-early-as-you-can.aspx

This is valid advice.  You really don't know how long you'll live and waiting may also mean when you're older that you won't be able to do what you once did.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Worst States to Retire

http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/youll-never-guess-best-worst-states-retire/

I can agree with Alaska.  Cold is no fun.

Louisiana, Mississippi, and West Virginia make sense as not ideal places to retire.

But how about NY, NJ, NM,  Connecticut, and many of the high tax states.

Better options include Delaware  and Tennessee for low taxes.  Texas has a dynamic economy going for it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

South Carolina - Low Country Retirement

Failing Retirement

Here is a perspective on things you might try in retirement if your well planned and long desired retirement turns into days of nothing to do.  Volunteering for a non-profit may offer some way to fill your day without the commitment and pressure of a real job.


South Carolina:  As a place to retire I have considered the area around Hilton Head Island as my ideal due to climate, recreational options, and work.  Tennis is big in this area so it is first on my list of considerations.  If you find yourself thinking about a place to live this may be one good option for you in that you're still on the East Coast, the weather is mild, and you'll have plenty of retirees in the vicinity to associate with.